Laura K. Wortman
Vice President &
Chief Development Officer,
It has been three years since the public launch of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in our history. With the unprecedented goal of reaching $75 million by 2023—coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first Doylestown Hospital—the campaign is a testament to the incredible power of philanthropy and our unwavering commitment to provide exceptional, award-winning care. Our resolve remains strong, rooted in the strength of our community’s support, empowered by the leadership of the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown and our Boards of Trustees, and inspired by the dedication of our clinical care teams who provide health, healing, and hope to patients and their families each and every day.
Thanks to the steadfast support of thousands of donors—many donating for the first time—and inspired by the overwhelming and continued generosity of our community, we set our sights even higher this year and increased our campaign goal to $100 million.
One Vision is comprehensive by design, so gifts of all types and sizes are essential. We are investing boldly, both to anticipate the future and answer the current needs of our community. Philanthropic support of One Vision fosters our independence and allows Doylestown Health to invest in facility expansions and renovations, technology, top medical talent, innovative treatments, and expanded programs and services across our health system.
I am so proud of Doylestown Health and grateful for this community that has invested in the One Vision campaign. On behalf of Jim Brexler, President and CEO of Doylestown Health, and our Boards of Trustees under the leadership of Joan Parlee, thank you for sharing our vision. We are pleased to celebrate the collective impact of your generosity, the significance of what we have achieved together, and our exciting plans for the future. There are still many opportunities to pledge your support for campaign initiatives that will make a lasting impact on advancing healthcare excellence in our community. Join us now and witness firsthand the power of your support.
Jim Brexler, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer,
On behalf of our entire Doylestown Health family, we thank you for your support. Every gift is essential. Doylestown Health Foundation relies on your generosity to support patient care excellence and improve quality of life for the patients and families we serve. Your investment will help us realize our ambitious vision for the future, and ensure that Doylestown Health remains a place where science and technology meet grace and humanity.
Anyone familiar with Doylestown Health knows it for the outstanding and exceptional institution that it is. We’ve been in hospitals throughout the world, and can guarantee you that there is no better facility than Doylestown Health. We are truly fortunate to have access to award-winning physicians, nationally recognized programs, and the latest technology and procedures right here in our community. It is incumbent on us to do everything we can to protect this vital asset and to ensure the lifesaving, compassionate care that we have come to rely on will remain for generations to come.
Our family is rooted in Doylestown, and we believe the hospital that has treated and cared for us for four generations is worthy of investment. Standing at the helm of this historic campaign, we are grateful for all the partnerships that have made our progress possible. Though we cannot declare victory just yet, together, with your help, we will secure an enduring legacy of care with our vision—One Vision—to transform the future of Doylestown Health.
— Richard Clark, Retired Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co., and Angela Clark, Community Volunteer
In our relationship with Doylestown Health, we have witnessed exciting changes and advancements. As donors and ambassadors for the organization, we are in the unique position of inviting you to learn about the extraordinary care delivered by the clinical teams who choose to work at Doylestown Health, and the state-of-the-art facilities that offer an exceptional patient experience.
We have witnessed firsthand what makes Doylestown Health special—Pat as a nurse here in her early career and now as a trustee of Doylestown Health Foundation, and both of us as members of the campaign committee. What this health system has accomplished in just a few years is astounding. Through it all, what has remained constant is an unshakeable commitment to excellence and a heartfelt compassion demonstrated by every caregiver without exception. Because of this, Doylestown Health stands out among our nation’s community hospitals—in many cases achieving higher rankings than many well-known academic medical centers, both regionally and across the country.
It is our honor to help lead the One Vision Campaign, and our duty to do everything we can to advance healthcare excellence in this remarkable community. In so doing, we are securing a better future not only for those who live and work here, but for the greater community as Doylestown Health expands its reach as a destination regional medical center. With One Vision, our collective impact will be truly profound. Thank you for joining us.
— Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson, and Pat Gorsky, Trustee, Doylestown Health Foundation
Campaign Silent Phase
One Vision is conceptualized as the initial five priorities are planned and phased, setting the stage for Doylestown Health’s second century of care.
Groundbreaking | Community Center at Pine Run Retirement Community
Construction begins on the 36,000-square-foot Community Center (affectionately named the “Hub”)—the first step toward realizing the vision of a signature space where Villagers can gather for fellowship, friendship, and fitness.
One Vision Campaign Leadership Announced
Alex and Pat Gorsky and Angela and Richard Clark are appointed as honorary chairs and chairs, respectively, of the One Vision campaign.
Groundbreaking | Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion at Doylestown Hospital
Doylestown Health embarks on one of its most significant building projects, designed to support and enhance two far-reaching services: heart and vascular care, and critical care medicine.
Dedication | Hybrid Operating Suite
The opening of the hybrid operating suite within the newly named Gorsky Heart and Vascular Suite expands Doylestown Hospital’s capacity to perform lifesaving procedures in a specialized, dedicated environment.
$10 Million of Support Pledged
Doylestown Health receives two landmark $5 million commitments from Angela and Richard Clark, and Pat and Alex Gorsky, leaders of the One Vision campaign.
Campaign Public Launch
The One Vision campaign is publicly launched just as it reaches the significant milestone of nearly $35 million in commitments.
Groundbreaking | Ambulatory Center at Doylestown Hospital
Construction begins on a new building designed to meet rising demand for streamlined access to outpatient services, including surgery and rehabilitation.
Seed Gift | Doylestown Hospital Legacy Endowment Fund
Nearly 50 years ago, the Anna and Edward Fell Trusts established the initial gift for the Doylestown Hospital Legacy Endowment Fund, a sustainable source of revenue for the hospital’s priority needs in perpetuity.
Grand Opening | Community Center at Pine Run Retirement Community
Standing at the heart of Pine Run Retirement Community, the well-appointed “Hub” is a central gathering place that fosters community bonds and active engagement for seniors.
New Technology | 1.5T MRI Machine
The Morel Family Foundation’s contribution underwrites a state-of- the-art 1.5T MRI scanner (one of only ten installed in North America at the time) featuring decreased scan times by up to 50 percent.
Dedication | Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care at Doylestown Hospital
A crowning achievement of the One Vision campaign, Woodall Heart and Vascular represents the full spectrum of nationally recognized cardiovascular services at Doylestown Health, including the Reif Heart Institute. The opening of the Della Penna Cardiovascular Intensive Care/Interventional Unit within Woodall Heart and Vascular greatly expands the hospital’s robust, award-winning cardiovascular program.
New Construction | Surgical Suites Construction begins on the new
Construction begins on the new sterile storage box that will allow for the expansion of the surgical suites at Doylestown Hospital.
Dedication | Clark Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at Doylestown Hospital
The Ambulatory Center at Doylestown Hospital opens with the ribbon-cutting of the Clark Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, which offers increased space and amenities for patients requiring physical, occupational, speech, and highly specialized therapies.
After reaching over $70 million in commitments, Doylestown Health announces the increase of the campaign goal to $100 million.
Dedication | Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine at Doylestown Hospital
Already an award-winning hospital for patient safety and high-quality care, Doylestown Health enters a new era of critical care medicine with this dedication. The opening of the Putman Intensive Care/Intermediate Care Unit within Clark Critical Care expands the number of critical care beds, enhancing the hospital’s Intensivist program and Doylestown Health’s ability to treat our most vulnerable patients.
Renovations to the main entrance area and first floor of Doylestown Hospital will include a conference suite and learning center to accommodate educational programs and events, and support a newly established residency program. Continued renovations will promote the transition to an all-private bed hospital in the future.
Thanks to a visionary gift from Dick and Angela Clark along with their daughters, the Women’s Diagnostic Center will be relocated and expanded as the Clark Center for Breast Imaging.
An expansive space is now under construction on the first floor of the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion to relocate cardiopulmonary rehabilitation within easy reach of other cardiovascular services at Doylestown Hospital.
Doylestown Health will rebuild Children’s Village—destroyed by a tornado in August 2020—on the Doylestown Hospital campus.
Though we have made great progress toward meeting our ambitious $100 million goal by the campaign’s planned conclusion in 2023, your support is still needed. Continued philanthropic investments will bring our vision to reality in anticipation of our centennial celebration.
With One Vision, Doylestown Health Foundation gratefully recognizes the significant investment of our donors whose generous support has advanced our strategic priorities and launched a new era of philanthropy at Doylestown Health.
Since the silent phase of the comprehensive campaign began on July 1, 2016, our community has responded with more than $79 million in commitments impacting care and services across the entire health system.
(July 1, 2016, through October 15, 2021)
July 1, 2016, to October 15, 2021
TOTAL CAMPAIGN GIVING
COST TO RAISE A DOLLAR
*a commitment of $25,000 or more
**Includes commitments from
Medical Staff and Associates
COMMITMENT FROM BOARDS
& CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
The generous donors of the One Vision campaign are recognized through signature naming opportunities throughout the campuses of Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run Retirement Community. Many naming opportunities are still available beginning at $50,000 at Doylestown Hospital and $5,000 at Pine Run Retirement Community.
Learn more at DoylestownHealthFoundation.org/Naming
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